that is to say

that is to say
phrasal in other words ; in effect

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • That is to say — Say Say, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Said} (s[e^]d), contracted from sayed; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saying}.] [OE. seggen, seyen, siggen, sayen, sayn, AS. secgan; akin to OS. seggian, D. zeggen, LG. seggen, OHG. sag[=e]n, G. sagen, Icel. segja, Sw. s[ a]ga,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • that\ is\ to\ say — • that is (to say) I mean; that means; in other words. John is a New Yorker; that is, he lives in New York. Susan is a good student; that is to say, she gets good grades in school. •• in other words; put differently …   Словарь американских идиом

  • that is to say — ► that is (or that is to say) a formula introducing or following an explanation or further clarification. Main Entry: ↑that …   English terms dictionary

  • that is to say — index a savoir Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • that is to say — adverb In other words. One of the best things about works of music is that they are repeatable, that is to say that one can listen to the same work over and over without becoming tired of it. Syn: that is …   Wiktionary

  • that is to say — they re inquiring about Miss Leslie that is to say, they want to know if she s safe and well Syn: in other words, to put it another way; i.e., that is, to wit, viz., namely …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • that is to say — formal used for explaining something that you have just said in a more exact way I ll deal with the second point first, that is to say the change to the club s rules …   English dictionary

  • that is (or that is to say) — a formula introducing or following an explanation or further clarification. → that …   English new terms dictionary

  • that is to say — meaning, which means …   English contemporary dictionary

  • that is to say — in other words; put differently …   Idioms and examples

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